Brandon Stokley Stops Brandon Marshall From Performing an Obama-Themed TD Celebration
Marshall said he wanted to provide a counterpoint to John Carlos and Tommie Smith's protest at the 1968 Olympics by raising a half-white, half-black glove into the air as a salute to racial harmony. It sounds more like a tribute to Jerry Seinfeld's feelings of how to achieve that state, though. Look to the Cookie!
Either way, teammate Brandon Stokley stopped him before he could follow through with it. It's not that Stokley is a depressed John McCain supporter, I've no idea of his political leanings, but because he didn't want the Broncos to suffer for Marshall's efforts. A pre-planned celebration means a penalty, and, with 75 seconds to play, a 15-yard boost to the Browns would not have been in Denver's favor. Given the NFL's penchant for fining anyone who smiles or otherwise shows emotion during games, Stokley likely saved Marshall a few bucks as well.
After the jump, Marshall talks about the plan after the game.
(H/T Shutdown Corner)